Islands - Page 4

New Islands – “No You Don’t”

At the end of September, Nick Diamonds & his shape-shifting Islands are following up 2008's Arm's Way with their third studio album, Vapours. The 12-song…
Brandon Stosuy | July 21, 2009 - 9:13 am

Islands Cover Beck

Yesterday we heard Sonic Youth cover an old Beck song and vice versa. Today we've got Islands' Nick Thorburn covering an even older Beck song.
Scott Lapatine | April 21, 2009 - 1:07 pm

We Got The Tweet

We Got The Tweet: The Week’s 50 Best Rock Star Twitters

Microblogging service Twitter has signed up countless celebrities in recent months, and among them are some of our favorite musical artists: Trent Reznor! Colin Meloy!
Scott Lapatine | March 23, 2009 - 9:26 pm

Crayola Maintains Indie Cred With Unicorns Tune

As long as Crayola invents new ways to color, it looks like they'll find more indie bands to pair with their product. It started with…
Brandon Stosuy | March 23, 2009 - 9:32 am

New Human Highway Video – “The Sound” (Stereogum Premiere)

Nearly a year after Islanders Nick Thorburn and Jim Guthrie's Human Highway side-project presented itself via this sunny standout, the duo is recharging and offering…
Amrit Singh | February 25, 2009 - 12:16 pm

Progress Report

Progress Report: Nick Thorburn

NAME: Nick Thorburn (Islands, Human Highway) PROGRESS REPORT: Recording Islands' third LP at Stratosphere Studio in New York City; recording a solo LP, I Am
Jessica | January 27, 2009 - 6:16 pm

New Islands Video – “Creeper”

When writing about Nick Thorburn's Reefer, we also made sure to mention his work with Human Highway and, his most popular project, Islands. As far…
Brandon Stosuy | October 16, 2008 - 2:57 pm

New Reefer – “Let It Go” (Flying Lotus Remix) & New Islands Live EP, Live Dates

Nick Thorburn is a busy guy. Between Islands and Human Highway, it's unclear how he finds the time to keep up those fashionable haircuts. We…
Brandon Stosuy | October 8, 2008 - 1:02 pm

Human Highway Just Played Their First Shows

Human Highway, the duo of Islands' Nick Thorburn and jingle master Jim Guthrie, played their first shows ever at Cake Shop on Monday and a…
Brandon Stosuy | September 17, 2008 - 9:11 am

How To BBQ With Islands And A Top Chef Chef

We've followed the New York x New York concert-and-something-else-not exactly-involving-music series pretty closely, because it has been pretty great. The list is a fun to…
Amrit Singh | July 25, 2008 - 12:46 pm

Islands And Annuals And Jicks: Siren Fest 2008 In Photos

I couldn't make Siren Festival this year and Amrit and Brandon were at Pitchfork, so ... how was it? Based on the photographic display from…
Scott Lapatine | July 21, 2008 - 2:58 am

Islands Cover Brian Eno And Themselves, Are Not Trust Funders

Recently Highwayman Nick Thorburn & his Islands stopped by Daytrotter, committing four songs to tape, including Return To The Sea's "Where There's A Will There's…
Brandon Stosuy | May 19, 2008 - 9:29 am

The ‘Gum Drop XXXVII: Hear New Indian Jewelry, Win An Eastwood Guitar Signed By Islands

We dug Invasive Exotics, Indian Jewelry's 2006 long player, but the feedback feels warmer, the structures more assured, expansive, unhinged and less Doors-y/VU-derived on Free
Brandon Stosuy | May 14, 2008 - 11:43 am

New Human Highway (Nick Thorburn & Jim Guthrie) – “The Sound” & “Sleep Talking”

When not talking about Vampire Weekend and vaginas or performing with his Islands, Nick Thorburn's teaming up with Royal City-associated songwriter and solo artist (and…
Brandon Stosuy | May 9, 2008 - 12:34 pm

Islands’ Nick Thorburn On Vaginas And Vampire Weekend

There's an interesting interview with Islands' frontman Nick Thorburn over at Merry Swankster (thanks for the tip, Kelli). In it, Thorburn gives his two cents…
Brandon Stosuy | April 17, 2008 - 1:02 pm